Friday, December 12

Master Box Plastic Model Kits in January – WWI and more hard core bikers for your consideration

Masterbox’s newest kits to be released in January follow on from the recent trend of presenting you with more WWI figures – some Tommies get the info whilst a small scale MK II Female tank clears the obstacles and a German goes on tour with a borrowed bike through Europe. All in today’s preview…

Masterbox new products for November 2015
British Infantry, Somme Battle Period, 1916
5 Figures Set
The kit consists of one plastic sprue with parts for the assembly of 5 figures of British military men of Somme Battle period, 1916. The story of the kit is the group of British soldiers who came out from the hell of an attack are now listening to new instructions from their officer before the next attack. The kit's special appeal is the characteristic mess of the soldiers who were in the fight and non-statutory elements of their uniforms showing recognizable aspects of their front-line-trench combat. The nuance of this characteristic mess makes a good emotional contrast with neat appearance of the officer. The figures are animated very well, and interact well with each other. 
 They can be used both all together or separately. The kit can be used as both an independent vignette or together with accessories and models of this period from other manufacturers.

German Soldier-Bicyclist, 1939-1942
With Photo-Etched Parts
The kit consists of 3 plastic sprues and one sprue with photo-etched parts allowing the assembling of a figure of a German soldier with a bicycle. This kit is highly detailed and the modeller can assemble it in different configurations depending upon the cargo that is fastened on the bicycle. There is standard variant, carrier of mines, carrier of panzerfaust and carrier of a machine gun. Note that equipment that is included in the kit that is not used will become a good parts source for a “modeller’s collection” and will be rich material for use in other dioramas or on other models as additional accessories. A main feature of the kit is the inclusion of a large number of photo-etched parts that allow assembly of a museum level model. If the modeller does not want to use them, the model looks quite well without them. The figure of the soldier is very expressive and allows for the creation of both an independent vignette or for use with accessories and models of this period from other manufacturers.

WWI MK II "Female" British Tank,
Arras Battle Period 1917
“MK II “Female” British Tank, Arras Battle period, 1917” - The kit continues the series of military tanks of WW I. It consists of parts placed on 5 sprues intended for making the model of a 1/72 scale MK II British Tank, Machinegun Version, in Arras Battle period, 1917. The kit is noted for a high degree of detail (taking into account 1/72 scale), thorough work on the small parts and a high degree of the correspondence to the original. Emphasized are the rotating machine gun turrets and the barrels of the machine guns that move up and down.
Photo-etched parts are not included and decals are not either as this exact kind of tank did not bear any inscriptions.
There will be an inscription "Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WW I (1914-1918)" on the box.

These kits will be available through all of Masterbox’s distributors after November…